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Caturla, Alejandro (1906--1940) By Rey, Mario

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1316-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 23 July 2024, from


Alejandro García Caturla was a prominent figure in the twentieth century art music of Cuba, and leading exponent of the Afrocubanismo movement. He helped define a period in symphonic production, synthesizing African and Iberian-derived elements with novel manipulations of rhythmic and native instruments in a modern harmonic vocabulary. His assassination in 1940 tragically ended his short but prolific career.

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